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The Host
S02E02
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 Written by
Chris Carter

 Directed by
Daniel Sackheim




 Original Air Date
1994-09-23

 Summary
FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner assigns a mysterious case to Fox Mulder, involving a mutant hiding into the sewers.



 Trivia
- The actor inside Flukeman is actually Darin Morgan, writer of X-Files episodes like "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'". He explains that wearing the costume was a nightmare.

- Chris Carter about this episode : "'The Host' actually came to me in a very disgusting way. My dog had worms and I was studying these worms probably too closely and had been reading a book about Tchernobyl and about the extinction of species. I somehow synthesized all of those informations and put it togheter."


 Quotes
Fox Mulder: "It looks like I'm going to have to tell Skinner his suspect is a giant bloodsucking worm after all."
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Creepily beautiful
Written by Jack Anderson on 2017-09-10
 (10/10)
I love being scared at the movies. "The Host" is exactly that. You don't want to see the gory scenes, but you actually love those.

As often with The X-Files, either an episode is very good or very bad. Looking at the story, I think it would have been very easy to make it a very bad one.
But Toby Lindala and the all crew made it one of the most memorable monster episodes of all time. Fluke is definitely one of the top 10 best monsters of the series.

INTRODUCTION SCENE
The episode is having one of the most creepy introduction scene. Just imagine having to open this door and go through it. This is just marvellous.

WALTER SKINNER IS A ROCK STAR
Mitch Pileggi is going 200% at it. His performance is not subtle at all, but it actually works splendidly. He is truly playing like a rock star.

GILLIAN ANDERSON IS A GODDESS
Contrary to the last seasons, where Gillian Anderson is playing Scully in a very mature and almost masculine way, in this episode, as in most of the first seasons, she plays Scully in a very subtle and delicate way. She is a strong character, but she still is a delicate woman caring about his working partner and close friend Fox Mulder. This is especially visible in the scenes where she tries to cheers up Mulder.

DAVID DUCHVONY IS INSANE!
David Duchovny is once again playing beautifully this first half of the second season. He IS Fox Mulder. There is despair (he wants to leave the Bureau), obsession, sadness and more.

SUMMARY
One of the best episodes from the show. I give it 10 out of 10.



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